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The Comprehensive History of Real Salt Lake on Reality Check

Spence Checketts is joined by RSL originals Brian Dunseth(@BrianDunseth) + Trey Fitz-Gerald(@3FitzSLC) for The Comprehensive History of Real Salt Lake, a 10-part series on Reality Check…

 

EPISODE 10

  •  Javier Morales interview
  •  Tony Beltran interview
  • Freddy Juarez era begins
  • New young talent starts to find footing
  • MLS season interrupted due to COVID
  • Player protest first game back at Rio Tinto
  • Del Loy Hansen X96 interview / fall out
  • What comes next?

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EPISODE 9 

  •  Nick Rimando
  •  Kyle Beckerman
  • Petke takes over for Cassar
  • Promising start, disastrous finish for Petke
  • Rebuilding with Waibel
  • Birth of Royals/Monarchs
  • Dunny is mad that Corey Baird scored a goal
    + more

 

EPISODE 8

  • Jeff Cassar interview
  • End of Cassar era
  • Craig Waibel takes over
  • Truth behind Javier Morales departure
  • Old guard to the new
  • Cassar’s first comments since RSL firing

 

EPISODE 7

  • Chris Kamrani interview(Former RSL beat writer) 
  • Transition from Kreis to Cassar
  • Final year under Garth Lagerway(GM) 
  • Gordon Monson(SL Trib) credential pulled
  • Which iteration of RSL was the best(?)
  • An awkward ending between Dunny and Cassar

 

 

EPISODE 6

  • Chris Wingert interview
  • Jason Kreis to Jeff Cassar
  • First year under DLH
  • A rivalry born with Sporting KC
  • MLS Cup loss to KC
  • Final year under Lagerway
  • Dunny the GM???

BONUS POD

  • Sit-down with RSL interim President John Kimball
  • Kimball’s return to Real Salt Lake
  • Andy Williams departure
  • Dell Loy Hansen legacy
  • Vision of Dave Checketts
  • The ‘RSL Way’
  • Future Expectations

 

EPISODE V

  • Latest on Andy Williams/RSL fallout
  • Dave Checketts > Dell Loy Hansen
  • Hansen tenure
  • What’s next for new ownership
  • and  more

 

EPISODE IV

  • Clint Mathis interview 
  • Defending the MLS Cup
  • CONCACAF run
  • Best team in RSL history? 
  • 2013 heartbreak
  • Sporting KC rivalry
  • Jason Kreis era 

 

EPISODE III

  • Interview with Garth Lagerway
  •  2009 MLS Cup title
  •  Roster Construction
  • Playoff run
  • Rimando heroics
  • “Team is the star” vs “team of stars”
  • and more

 

EPISODE II

  • 1 hour interview with Jason Kreis 
  • Real Salt Lake / Real Madrid duo
  • Real Salt Lake vs Real Madrid(2006)
  • Dave Checketts and David Beckham put gold shovel in ground, stadium appears
  • Battle to build the RioT
  • Ellinger/Pastorino to Kreis/Lagerway leadership 

 

EPISODE I

  • Origin story
  • Background behind “Real Salt Lake” name
  • Building front office
  • First player Jason Kreis
  • First game vs NYRB
  • First goal from Dunny
  • First win
  • And more

 

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